Taxi examination centre is set to be Council-run

Edinburgh's taxi examination centre is to be run by the City of Edinburgh Council after the Regulatory Committee today agreed to the move.

Police Scotland currently operates the centre and have agreed to the change, which will come into force from October 1 this year.

Members of the Regulatory Committee agreed to recommendations in a report today (April 4) that the centre should become a Council-run facility.

The facility, which inspects private hire cars as well as taxis, currently operates from the Murrayburn Road depot.

Regulatory Committee Convener Cllr Gavin Barrie said: "The current system is not sustainable because it does not meet procurement regulations, but the revised one will continue to provide a robust and safe facility for inspecting vehicles.

"We have a legal duty, and a duty of care, to make sure that both taxis and private hire cars are safe, roadworthy and fit for purpose. This move will mean that we can make better use of space and workforce capacity. Users can continue to expect a high level of service."

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